Here’s a quick caricature of Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses played by Buster Merryfield. Albert is best known for his hobby of falling down pub cellars and his unprompted wartime stories, in the navy. In real life Buster did actually serve in WW2 and only turned to professional acting at the age of 57. Buster sadly died of a brain tumour in 1999. Only fools and horses remains one of the most loved and quintessentially British shows of all time. The last episode of featuring Albert called ‘time on our hands’ was the episode in which they finally become millionaire’s as the old pocket watch in the garage ended up being a priceless antique. That episode attracted a television audience of 24.3 million which was probably a record! Although the main characters are white working class and cockney, I think it was a show that embraced the multi-cultural London and that was back in 1980’s. A great irony now is that if Del boy who’s catchphrase was ‘next year I’ll be a millionaire’ had bought his council flat, with the garage lock up and kept his Ford Capri car and now collectable Robin Reliant, in 2018 these assets would have been a million. Peckham is now a very desirable and trendy London neighbourhood.
Groves Caricatures (best known as Dave) is available for hire at weddings, parties and events in the London area, North East South and West London and throughout A few venues recently visited for caricatures in London area include at the Royal Court of Justice at the Strand, Park Lane Hotel in Park Lane,Westfields Shopping Centre in the White City, sofa.com at Chelsea Wharf and google offices in Saint Giles. Some venue's visited in London for caricature entertainment in 2015-16 include Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington. Through the night at The Lightbox night club in Vauxhall and booked for Weddings at Club Langley in Beckenham and Oaks Farm in Croydon to name a few. A regular gig in caricaturing on the World Duty Free store in Heathrow over bank holiday weekends.